John Anstee (PR 4)

See ‘Anstey: A Complete History From the Norman Invasion to World War One‘ for much more on the Prittlewell Anstees. In addition to biographies of various Anstey individuals who make up this sub-branch, the book contains a plethora of Anstey research and statistics, including an analysis of how the Prittlewell Anstees fit into the pedigree descendent from Hubert de Anesti, the 12th century originator of the ‘Anstey’ surname.

PR 4. John Anstee: He was born in Prittlewell in 1731, baptised 10 August 1731, to parents Joseph Anstee (PR 2) and Elizabeth. He married Rebecca Bush in Prittlewell in 1755 and they had children in Prittlewell:

  • Elizabeth Anstee (b 1756, baptised 12 September 1756, buried 28 February 1761 “daughter of John“);
  • Rebecca Anstee (b 1757, baptised 23 October 1757);
  • Benjamin Anstee (b 1759, baptised 25 November 1759, married Ann and had children in Prittlewell Phoebe Anstee (b 1784); Elizabeth Anstee (b 1785); William Anstee (b 1789). Benjamin Anstee died in 1792 in Prittlewell – he was “buried at his brother’s expense“);
  • Joseph Anstee (b 1761, baptised 6 September 1761, very likely married Ann and had a son Joseph Anstee (PR 5 – b 1798 in Hailsham, Sussex));
  • John Anstee (b ?, buried 12 December 1762 as “John Anstee son of John“);
  • John Anstee (b 1770 Prittlewell “John son of John” – perhaps this is John’s grandson?)

[Research Note: this must be the correct ‘John’ out of John Anstee (b 1731 Prittlewell) and John Anstee (FL 1 – b 1734 Prittlewell) because of the names of his children after his mother, father and brother]

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